Pediatric Massage for All Children

Presented by Mary Gengler Fuhr, OTR/L, RYT, CEIM
May 2, 2014 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in San Luis Obispo, CA

In this interactive and relaxing class, participants will learn why touch and massage are crucial for all children and how to provide massage and other touch/pressure techniques.  Modifications for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, sensory processing issues, developmental disabilities, and neuro-motor conditions will be presented. Through power point presentation, discussion, and hands-on practice with each other and a doll, participants will gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely provide infant and pediatric massage.  This introductory level course is appropriate for occupational therapists, physical therapists, massage therapists and other professionals working with children with special needs.

Participants will learn:

  • Benefits of pediatric massage including improved: sleep, relationships, communication and movement
  • Contraindications - conditions and situations that require modifications
  • Positioning and environmental preparation
  • Massage strokes for legs, stomach, chest, arms and back

Click here for a complete list of course objectives.

*Participant Requirements:

  • Yoga/exercise mat, doll, pillow and towel.
  • Sleeveless shirt and shorts are recommended for the hands-on portion.

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To view Mary’s bio and additional information please visit our Speakers page.


Activity Cancellation by Provider: 

Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason.  In the event Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education cancels a course a full refund for tuition will be issued to the learner.  Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the learner except for course tuition. 

Activity Cancellation by Learner:

All cancellations will be accepted with a written notice and must be received 7 days prior to course date. Cancellations will be refunded minus a processing fee of $75. Refunds will not be issued after the deadline.

Complaint Resolution:

Learners may contact Coast Allied Health by email at, by phone at (805) 996-0899 or via written letter to Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education, Inc.  PO Box 4037  San Luis Obispo, CA  93403-4037.  All inquires will be followed up in a timely manner.

Special Accommodations:

Learners may contact Coast Allied Health by email at or by phone at (805) 996-0899 for special accommodations prior to registrations.

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